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Matt Tavares


Matt Tavares

Matt Tavares

Books by Matt Tavares

Written by Doreen Rappaport with illustrations by Matt Tavares - Biography, Health, Picture, Social Issues

This picturebook biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential luminaries. With her signature style, weaving engrossing prose with stirring quotations from Helen Keller herself, Doreen Rappaport brings a poignant narrative to life. Acclaimed illustrator Matt Tavares beautifully captures the dynamism and verve of Helen Keller's life and legacy, making Helen's Big World an unforgettable portrait of a woman whose vision for innovation and progress changed America-and the world-forever.

by Matt Tavares - Biography, Children's 6-9, Education, History

When the Great Blondin announced that he was going to walk from America to Canada across the Niagara River on a rope that was more than 1,100 feet long and just 3 inches wide, hanging 160 feet above the raging river, people came from everywhere. Some came to watch him cross. Some came to watch him fall. Some thought he wouldn’t show up at all. But he did show up. And he did walk across the river. And then he did something else amazing. He crossed the river on that tightrope again and again, adding another death-defying flourish each time.

by Matt Tavares - Biography, Children's, Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Picture, Sports

Before Pedro Martínez pitched the Red Sox to a World Series championship, before he was named to the All-Star team eight times, before he won the Cy Young three times, he was a kid from a place called Manoguayabo in the Dominican Republic. Pedro loved baseball more than anything, and his brother Ramon was the best pitcher he’d ever seen. He’d dream of the day he and his brother could play together in the major leagues --- and here, Matt Tavares tells the story of how that dream came true.

written by Alicia Potter, illustrated by Matt Tavares - Children's Nonfiction, History, Picture

As a young boy growing up in Ireland, Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore loved music — the louder, the better! This love of music followed him to Boston in 1849, where he became a bandleader. During the brutal Civil War, it was music that kept up his spirits and those of his fellow soldiers. So when the war ended and peace was restored to the country, Patrick had an idea. He would create the biggest, boldest, loudest concert the world had ever known to celebrate. A peace jubilee! But with twelve cannons, forty church bells, one thousand musicians, and ten thousand singers, just how would all of this sound? Matt Tavares’s spirited illustrations burst with sound words in perfect harmony with Alicia Potter’s triumphant story of the joy of music.

by Matt Tavares - Autobiography, Biography, Children's Nonfiction

Matt Tavares's homage to one of baseball's legends offers a rare view into Babe Ruth's formative years in "the House that built Ruth."

by Matt Tavares - Biography, Children's Nonfiction, Sports

A lively picture book biography of Ted Williams from Matt Tavares --- just in time for Fenway Park's centennial.

Written by Kristin Kladstrup, Illustrated by Matt Tavares - Children's, Fiction, Holiday

Captain Cookie steptaps away on a daring adventure to find his pirate crew --- and rescue them from that mysterious character he’s heard about: a cannibal named Santa Claus.